1. FFI Australia
  2. FFI US
  3. Conservation Circle

Why should we care about trees?

Trees are the cornerstones of our existence. They produce oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide and other chemicals, clean the air and soil and provide us with food, medicines and shelter. They also help stabilise our climate and help to prevent flooding, desertification and erosion.

Trees are a key to life

In recognition of the importance of trees and woodlands, the UN has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests.

We see this year as an opportunity to celebrate our ongoing work to protect threatened trees around the world.

One of our projects to conserve trees is The Global Trees Campaign, a joint initiative between Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).

We actively help local partners around the world to develop projects to take action for their own threatened trees. For example, we work to save trees like the Grandidier’s baobab in Madagascar, which is used for medicine and food; the fruit and nut forests of Kyrgyzstan and the resin-rich Lansan tree fruit of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean.

We also work in countries and regions such as the Amazon to help protect the forests from logging. It is estimated that 13 million hectares of forest is lost every year in this region.

Help us to help communities look after their forests and grow new ones. By planting trees and replacing lost forests, we are also helping to reduce the loss of animals and plants from our planet and to preserve and enrich our lives.

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